Category Archives: Italian

Chicken parm with pasta and zucchini. 9/17/21

Excellent dinner tonight! John took one chicken breast and cut it into four pieces which he pounded out, seasoned, and cooked in a skillet with a spray of olive oil. I had made a tomato sauce with fresh and dried … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with pesto. 9/15/21

Last week I harvested a bunch of basil from my two backyard basil plants to make pesto. Since I did not have quite enough I used some store-bought Italian parsley to supplement the basil. I used this recipe from the … Continue reading

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Egg-sta Primavera. 9/5/21

Here is my Sunday egg dinner with a new spin on it. I made a thin egg disc and then rolled it up and cut it like linguine. I sautéed a bunch of vegetables—carrots, broccoli, celery, mushrooms, and fennel. When … Continue reading

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Shrimp scampi with broccoli atop white rice/caulirice mix. 9/3/21

Sear the shrimp in a little olive oil/olive oil spray and then set them aside. In the same pan make a sauce using white wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest, slivered onion and garlic, red pepper flakes, and a … Continue reading

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Pasta with tuna, arugula, and capers. 8/30/21

We made this dish with whole grain spaghetti but probably any pasta will work. It is kind of like a puttanesca preparation except there are no tomatoes and tuna is added. It turned out well and I am sure we … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms and kale. 8/26/21

This is another easy vegan pasta dish that gets it sauce from a combination of the vegetables and the pasta water. Sauté the mushrooms while the pasta water heats up adding the onions and garlic to the mushrooms after the … Continue reading

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Penne with kale and mushrooms. 8/12/21

John and I are heading off for a few days so my next post will not be until some time next week. Now on to Thursday’s dinner. Another delicious vegetables and penne creation. I sautéed the mushrooms, kale stems, onions, … Continue reading

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Pesto penne and salad. 8/5/21

Since I knew that the amount of pasta we were preparing would not fill us up, I made a large salad for each of us. I think I have mentioned many times before that I do not really like salad … Continue reading

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Penne with broccoli and mushrooms. 7/28/21

Yay, it is pasta night! Every time we have pasta I always say to John, “I could eat pasta every night of the week!” Originally broccolini was going to be our green vegetable. Since the store was all out, broccoli … Continue reading

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Vegan pasta puttanesca with mushrooms and kale. 7/20/21

I have various tricks for making my pasta seem like more than it is. What I would really like is to eat half a pound of pasta at a time but I know that is not in the cards if … Continue reading

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